Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer Helping Victims of Hit & Run Accidents
The law office of Raymond A. Pacia in Pawtucket, Rhode Island handles all types of personal injury matters, including cases involving hit and run accidents. With these types of accidents, victims often have difficulty receiving compensation for injuries and property damage. We use every resource at our disposal to help ensure our client's right to recovery is protected.
Hit & Run Accidents in Pawtucket
Following an auto accident, drivers have an obligation to stop and exchange information with the other driver. Failing to stop is not only unethical, it is considered a criminal act. Unfortunately, however, hit and run accidents occur more often than they should in Rhode Island―a driver causes a collision, realizes he or she is at fault, and flees hoping to avoid the repercussions of causing an accident. Common reasons people leave the scene of an accident include:
- They are driving an uninsured or unregistered car.
- They have been drinking or using drugs.
- They ran a red light or stop sign.
- They were talking on a cell phone or texting.
When this occurs, the victims can be left with serious injuries and no one to assume the responsibility of the action.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help after a Hit & Run Accident
After fleeing the scene of an accident, a hit and run driver―if found―is subject to both criminal penalties and civil liability. If the at-fault party is never identified, however, or until he or she is identified, victims of hit and run accidents (or their families in the event of a tragic accident) may be able to recover compensation from their own insurance companies.
In addition to covering injuries and losses caused by uninsured or underinsured drivers, uninsured motorist insurance (UIM) also covers injuries caused by hit and run drivers. For your own insurance company to step into the shoes of the responsible party, however, you must file your claim accurately and promptly. Thorough documentation, including police reports, witness testimonies and photos, should be provided to your insurance company whenever possible. At the law office of Ray Pacia, we can help you use UIM insurance to your advantage, securing compensation for medical costs, as well as property damage and other losses.
Talk to an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Rhode Island
If you have been involved in a hit and run accident or if you have lost a family member in a hit and run accident, please contact Raymond A. Pacia Attorney at Law to schedule a free consultation and interview. For more than 30 years, our office has helped car accident victims in Rhode Island recover compensation from insurance companies and at-fault parties.